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"If you risk nothing, then you risk everything."

Under the background of the Caribbean Sea in 1668, the "Morning Star" ship crosses over the deep blue sea. Waving it's skull flag, the brave and beautiful pirate captain Morgan Adams embarks on a treacherous journey to avenge her father and find treasure.

Based on the likeness of Geena Davis in Cutthroat Island, the attractive pirate captain from your childhood that made you dream of becoming a pirate and going on mystical adventures.

The head sculpt and paint fine captures the strong yet beautiful Morgan Adams from the film. This collectible figure features a refined pirate costume, many various props, a specially designed 'Morning Star' stand and the adorable "King Charles" the monkey!

Cutthroat Island fans, don't miss this great opportunity to add Morgan Adams to your collection!

License
Cutthroat Island
Type
Sixth Scale Figure
Manufacturer
Blitzway

Artists

YongKyum Kim (Chief Sculpt)
Hyunji Kim (Head Sculpt & Paint)
Kwangse Oh (Paint)
Hai Lim (Costume Fabrication)
Hyeok Jeon (3D Works)
The Blitzway Design & Development Team

What's in the Box?

The Morgan Adams Sixth Scale Collectible Figure special features:

Highly detailed likeness of Geena Davis as Morgan Adams in Cutthroat Island, 1995 Portrait
Newly designed and developed female body with over 20 points of articulations
Newly developed face with movie accurate facial expression and make-up
Long curly realistic dark brown hair transplant
Approximately 29 cm tall
Eight (Cool pairs of hands including:
- One (1) pair of hands for holding telescope
- One (1) pair of gloved hands for holding swords
- One (1) right hand for holding pistol
- One (1) left hand for holding sword
- One (1) right saluting hand
- One (1) left hand for holding bottle

Costume:

One (1) dark navy tailored pirate jacket
One (1) authentic white shirt
One (1) pair of red inner pants
One (1) pair of dark navy pirate pants
One (1) black pirate hat
One (1) red cloth belt
One (1) pair of long leather boots
One (1) pair of monkey pants

Accessories:

One (1) King Charles the Monkey
One (1) liquor bottle
One (1) necklace
Three (3) treasure maps
One (1) short sword and sheath
One (1) long sword and sheath
One (1) flintlock pistol
One (1) powder keg
One (1) belt set
One (1) telescope
One (1) marine chart
One (1) wanted poster
One (1) designed diorama stand

Expected to Ship Apr 2019 - Jun 2019

Item shown is a prototype. When shipped, the final production piece may differ in appearance.

Materials PVC, ABS, POM, Fabric, Metal
Product Size 11.41" H (289.81mm)*
Dimensional Weight TBD
Int'l Dim. Weight TBD

* Size and weight are approximate values. Learn more

SKU 903706
UPC 8809321479104

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Nicely done overall, though for me it doesn't help that I didn't particularly like the movie, or that the actress looked least like herself in it.


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Arrr. Pirates are cool. We need lots more pirates. But not this one.


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Well. I like it.

POd. I know this movie wasn't everybody's taste, but I enjoyed it for what it was. And frankly it isn't any worse than half of those Pirates of the Caribbean films. Now if they'd just do a Frank Langella to go with her.


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I didn't find the movie very good in its time but back then pirates movies were kind of a lost genre, thankfully pirates of the caribbean helped refreshing it and make it trendy again... Which I appreciate, I love pirates movies personally !

Anyway I really love that figure, promo shots are gorgeous, and usually blitzway doesn't disappoint in the production quality so it's gonna be a lovely figure for sure (I'm very tempted but a bit scared by the final price, their previous fight club figs were veeeery expensive)

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I think the nude figure has potential; really like the smirk, though I don't think that there's much Geena Davis in her face. Don't care for the outfit or gear.
It'll depend on the price.


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PitViper wrote:I think the nude figure has potential; really like the smirk, though I don't think that there's much Geena Davis in her face.  Don't care for the outfit or gear.
It'll depend on the price.

but theres just enough...atleast as i see it. this sure is a strange figure to see, as I didnt even know of the movie.

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I quite like this one but given the company doing it i figure the cost will be prohibitive


The question is why are pirates, pirates ; because they ARRR

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IMO the benchmark should be Black Sails, not Pirates of the Caribbean. It was the best pirate show ever made.


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shazzdan wrote:IMO the benchmark should be Black Sails, not Pirates of the Caribbean. It was the best pirate show ever made.

That was a good show, but I kind of like the classics myself: Flynn, Powers, Lancaster.


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shazzdan wrote:IMO the benchmark should be Black Sails, not Pirates of the Caribbean. It was the best pirate show ever made.

I absolutely must concur.  

With you being taskmaster for historical accuracy, Shazz, I’m surprised that you’d enjoyed Black Sails so much; quite the colorful amalgamation of documented chronicle and literary chimera - while meticulously interwoven and wonderfully well written, I would’ve thought that you'd have found it simply, thoroughly vexatious.  

I dig this very much. Cutthroat Island, although most deliberately ridiculous, was yet entertaining - and I well enjoyed it at a time when the genre had indeed seemed all but abandoned.  

Indeed...  The ravishing Geena…

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Black Sails was conceived to be a prequel to Treasure Island so a certain amount of fiction was expected, but it was masterfully interwoven with historical places, people, and events. The day after I watched the final episode I found my old copy of Treasure Island and read it again.


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shazzdan wrote:I found my old copy of Treasure Island and read it again.

Have you ever seen the made for TV version of Treasure Island with Christian Bale and Charlton Heston? Probably the closest adaptation to that great book made to date. Treasure Island was my favorite book growing up, and is still my second favorite book to this day.


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shazzdan wrote:Black Sails was conceived to be a prequel to Treasure Island so a certain amount of fiction was expected, but it was masterfully interwoven with historical places, people, and events. The day after I watched the final episode I found my old copy of Treasure Island and read it again.

I'd been under the impression that you were quite the purest with regard to period portrayals.  I’d rather imagined that your reading preferences would have been exclusive to something as inherently frolicsome as Treasure Island.

So your range continues to impress me.  

I, too, had been inspired to reread and then rewatch, respectively - although I’ve yet to find the time for either…  


However, I shall always find plentiful time for the Geena Davis

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shazzdan wrote:Black Sails was conceived to be a prequel to Treasure Island so a certain amount of fiction was expected, but it was masterfully interwoven with historical places, people, and events. The day after I watched the final episode I found my old copy of Treasure Island and read it again.

I'd been under the impression that you were quite the purest with regard to period portrayals.  I’d rather imagined that your reading preferences would have been exclusive to something as inherently frolicsome as Treasure Island.

So your range continues to impress me.

My only problem is when people claim that something is historically accurate when it is not (the movie Gladiator is a classic example). I love a good fantasy and am a huge fan of Conan and Lord of the Rings. Some of my all time favourite movies include the Princess Bride and 13th Warrior. I bought my first DVD player just so that I could watch the extended version of Fellowship of the Ring.


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shazzdan wrote:My only problem is when people claim that something is historically accurate when it is not (the movie Gladiator is a classic example). I love a good fantasy and am a huge fan of Conan and Lord of the Rings. Some of my all time favourite movies include the Princess Bride and 13th Warrior. I bought my first DVD player just so that I could watch the extended version of Fellowship of the Ring.
 

Well, I should think I get that...  You’re saying it’s about the way in which something may be billed as being authentic when it’s not that gets your goat; I'd certainly share accord.  

Most of that which you have mentioned above would also place among my own favorites’ list as well.    


I really dig the outfit and accessories here (although, for the price point I'm expecting, King Chuck could have been articulated), but being unfamiliar with this line - would such be compatible with Phicen figures?  Regarding this set, that shall be the determining factor for me and mine.

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shazzdan wrote:IMO the benchmark should be Black Sails, not Pirates of the Caribbean. It was the best pirate show ever made.

I agree with you about the visual quality, Black Sails was a very well done show with a very realistic atmosphere and colors, even if not always historically accurate, it felt very realistic, both through the sets, costumes, and props...

I was not mentioning Pirates of the Caribbean as a "benchmark" in the pirate movie genre at all, but it definitely is a milestone, I know a lot of people dislike these movies, some because of disney, some because of johnny depp's very unique acting... It doesn't change the fact that this franchise brought back the "pirates" theme to the actual trend, I'm not sure Black Sails would even have existed without the success of pirates of the Caribbean.
Good or bad it just proved that pirates movies could be as bankable as scifi, that's what I meant when referring to this franchise. Now I totally agree they are not masterpieces at all, I found them funny and very entertaining, but they are unrealistic and historically inaccurate from A to Z.

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Not a bad figure, but, why that movie, and why now!? Black Sails is good, but, it's fair to say that POTC is in decline now. I enjoyed the first one but have never been inclined to see any of the sequels.

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WOOF! I was really interested in this but I'm seeing prices well over $200! Yikes!

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Double yikes when you see the production quality on Hannibal Lecter.

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that's a recurring problem with blitzway, the final product is good but often very far from the prototype, and the prices are tough to say the least, I had to pass on the ghostbusters and tyler durden from fight club for that reason...

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They completely nailed Carlito though, that's my favourite Pacino.

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... Ah, Geena...

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If the head turns out ok, she'd be fun to put with a Brundlefly, if one can be found that is....

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Rogerbee wrote:If the head turns out ok, she'd be fun to put with a Brundlefly, if one can be found that is....

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Indeed, she’s sensational in that film opposite the also exceptionally intellectually talented Mr. Goldblum...  

The Head Sculpt shown here bears a decent likeness to the Geena, and the smirk is true enough to this particular character - however, I would have much preferred an expression of passion

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LOL! He was never that exciting as plain Seth Brundle, it only got good when he started mutating.

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Rogerbee wrote:LOL! He was never that exciting as plain Seth Brundle, it only got good when he started mutating.

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Please, sir, do not discount the consummate thespian that is Mr. Goldblum.  All else - as oysters to escargot…


While Goldblum’s Brundle were brilliant, one of my favorite lines is from his performance in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978); during his exchange with his character’s increasingly hysterical wife, Nancy, when she first surmises that the plants just might be the alien culprits…


Goldblum, as Jack:  “What are you talking about?  A space flower?”

Nancy (earnestly): “Why not a space flower?  Why do we always expect metal ships!?”

Jack (quite flatly, dubiously):  “I never expected metal ships...”  


LOL.  It is of excellence…


And, would you like to know what is also consistently of excellence, Rogerbee?  


The Geena…

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I was talking about the character, not Jeff, he's the main man, a top dude. Who else could release a jazz album and still be cool!?

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Rogerbee wrote:Not a bad figure, but, why that movie, and why now!? Black Sails is good, but, it's fair to say that POTC is in decline now. I enjoyed the first one but have never been inclined to see any of the sequels.

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REALLY? you should, they're all great fun!

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Rogerbee wrote:
I was talking about the character, not Jeff, he's the main man, a top dude. Who else could release a jazz album and still be cool!?

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LOL.  Indeed, although I rather feel that Goldblum and Brundle had become as one during his award-winning performance… Seff Goldblundle...  


Yes, he’s cool as the pillow’s flip.  Goldblum’s musical abilities likely convey that particular dynamic of true talent; that is, it is always the same phenomena as translated through various media of expression.  


And jazz is the river...  Get baptized, brother!

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Rogerbee wrote:Not a bad figure, but, why that movie, and why now!? Black Sails is good, but, it's fair to say that POTC is in decline now. I enjoyed the first one but have never been inclined to see any of the sequels.

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REALLY? you should, they're all great fun!


While I can see what you might mean by "fun" - I am not especially fond of the PotC films, myself.  They’re just a bit too camp Captain Hook for my grown mannishness.  I suspect that I might have more appreciation for them if I were say, seven - or, perhaps, if I were some sort of Deppsycophant - of which there seems to be no shortage.
Unfortunately, I am neither, and much of the intended magic is lost on me.  I have a difficult time finishing any of the sequels, and have actually only accomplished that feat once or twice - although, I have tried - and so, in the spirit of your meaning, I would believe.  

I’d read somewhere that Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow is said to have been based on his perception of the Rolling Stones’ guitarist, Keith Richards, inebriated.  Personally, I’d never noticed that colorful, effeminate flair of the unkillable music machine before, so I don’t quite capisce.  

It begs the question: why must the depiction of pirates in their pursuit of booty be so often available to that particularly tired double entendre?  And surely, in that regard, Mr. Depp’s effusive flamboyancy isn't exactly revolutionary.  Even at seven, I think I’d likely have questioned Sparrow’s ambiguous peculiarity...  


However…  Penelope in boots…

(Although the Head Sculpts for that figure that I have seen, sadly, seem to serve the lady an egregious injustice.)

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shovelchop81 wrote:
Rogerbee wrote:Not a bad figure, but, why that movie, and why now!? Black Sails is good, but, it's fair to say that POTC is in decline now. I enjoyed the first one but have never been inclined to see any of the sequels.

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REALLY? you should, they're all great fun!


While I can see what you might mean by "fun" - I am not especially fond of the PotC films, myself.  They’re just a bit too camp Captain Hook for my grown mannishness.  I suspect that I might have more appreciation for them if I were say, seven - or, perhaps, if I were some sort of Deppsycophant - of which there seems to be no shortage.
Unfortunately, I am neither, and much of the intended magic is lost on me.  I have a difficult time finishing any of the sequels, and have actually only accomplished that feat once or twice - although, I have tried - and so, in the spirit of your meaning, I would believe.  

I’d read somewhere that Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow is said to have been based on his perception of the Rolling Stones’ guitarist, Keith Richards, inebriated.  Personally, I’d never noticed that colorful, effeminate flair of the unkillable music machine before, so I don’t quite capisce.  

It begs the question: why must the depiction of pirates in their pursuit of booty be so often available to that particularly tired double entendre?  And surely, in that regard, Mr. Depp’s effusive flamboyancy isn't exactly revolutionary.  Even at seven, I think I’d likely have questioned Sparrow’s ambiguous peculiarity...  


However…  Penelope in boots…

(Although the Head Sculpts for that figure that I have seen, sadly, seem to serve the lady an egregious injustice.)

I suffer from chronic depression so I only need movies to take me away from my perceived reality (obviously distorted due to depression, lack of endorphins) and inspire me to build figures which is why I am a sci-fi and fantasy fan mostly but love historical stuff too, mostly ancient and classic.

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shovelchop81 wrote:I suffer from chronic depression so I only need movies to take me away from my perceived reality (obviously distorted due to depression, lack of endorphins) and inspire me to build figures which is why I am a sci-fi and fantasy fan mostly but love historical stuff too, mostly ancient and classic.


Well, I’d not have guessed that, Chop; you’ve a bright light, and your humor always seems refreshingly genuine.  I trust that you are adequately coping and can typically enjoy yourself as much as we enjoy you, sincerely.

Appreciation for escapism is certainly not limited to those with your condition, and I suspect that we all need it, to one degree or another.  While a chemical imbalance such as that which you’ve described is an altogether different animal than anyone’s ordinary episode of sadness or self-doubt; being human, it takes but a fair measure of empathy in order to understand, and I truly admire your fortitude.  


The moment is a naturally fleeting thing; all too often, it passes without reflection for most - but not quite so for you, I’d imagine.  I do not at all dismiss your struggles, however, I must also see you as perhaps exceptionally gifted - in that you are that much less likely to take a single smile for granted...  

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Cuttthroat island was intended to be fun, and that didn't exactly do well. POTC is one of those take it or leave it kind of things for me. While I found the first one entertaining, it just didn't compel me to want to see more. Multiple sequel franchises don't always do it for me I'm afraid. Once they get past trilogies I really do lose interest. Occasionally, like with Child's Play and Nightmare on Elm St, they do remain entertaining, however, that doesn't mean they are all as good as the movie that spawned them.

Star Trek was another exception, but, that was always down to the cast and their ability to make the best of whatever came their way.

Hollywood is stuck in a dangerous rut, relying too heavily on multiples of the same old same old. It doesn't encourage fresh new talent that can diversify like Spielberg can. Yes, he has done sequels for his movies, but, he kept his hand on the tiller at all times. It's easy to forget that Jaws, although directed by him, was a studio movie so they got to choose what they did with the sequels that followed that.

We need another maverick that can stand up to studios

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Rogerbee wrote:Once they get past trilogies I really do lose interest.
Except for Police Academy. All seven of them were just as good as the first one Razz
I wanted to name my son "Tackleberry", but the missus wasn't too keen. I settled on calling the dog "Tackleberry".


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Rogerbee wrote:Cuttthroat island was intended to be fun, and that didn't exactly do well.

Multiple sequel franchises don't always do it for me I'm afraid. Once they get past trilogies I really do lose interest. Occasionally, they do remain entertaining, however, that doesn't mean they are all as good as the movie that spawned them.

Star Trek was another exception, but, that was always down to the cast and their ability to make the best of whatever came their way.

Hollywood is stuck in a dangerous rut, relying too heavily on multiples of the same old same old.

We need another maverick that can stand up to studios

I’m with you on all these points. I remember not liking Cutthroat Island when it first came out. But about a year ago, I decided to give it a shot again, and found that it wasn’t all that bad. After the absurdity of all the ridiculous fantasy elements of the PoTC films, it was much easier to digest, as much of it is silliness without all the “monsters”. I actually really disliked Pirates 2 and 3 because they really spent too much time with Johnny Depp’s character. The first one was good because no ONE character of the three main characters had more screen time. Once they put all the focus on Depp and bigger (but not necessarily better) special effects, it just became a vehicle for nonsense (and they completely screwed up Elizabeth and Wills story). I was reluctant on Pirates 4, but found it wasn’t bad (I think Ian McShane saves that one). And the 5th one felt a lot like the first one to me, so I actually enjoyed that one.

Personally, I think even TV shows get boring after 3 seasons (US seasons of 24 episodes, that is). That’s the one thing I like about BBC shows, or cable, is that the seasons are much shorter. But even after 4-5 seasons of the shorter runs starts to become redundant and boring.

Hollywood today is more irritating than ever now, and not just because of the lack of creativity. Very few movies catch my interest anymore when i used to go to the movies pretty much every week. I have/had over 5000 DVDs. Hollywood started going downhill in the 90s, and now it’s so far down the cesspool of regurgitated remakes and reimaginings most new movies have become unwatchable. They’re so busy ramming their socio-economic PC agenda crap down our throats, or trying to razzle dazzle the low-attention span audience with special effects, they’ve mostly forgotten how to tell a good story. I miss John Huston, William Wyler, Alfred Hitchcock, Preston Sturgis, etc. Those were directors who knew how to tell a story.


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shazzdan wrote:
Rogerbee wrote:Once they get past trilogies I really do lose interest.
Except for Police Academy. All seven of them were just as good as the first one Razz
I wanted to name my son "Tackleberry", but the missus wasn't too keen. I settled on calling the dog "Tackleberry".

They had their moments! Still can't beat the first one though. I know the lectern scene off by heart, one of my all time favourite comedy moments.

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Stryker2011 wrote:
I’m with you on all these points. I remember not liking Cutthroat Island when it first came out. But about a year ago, I decided to give it a shot again, and found that it wasn’t all that bad. After the absurdity of all the ridiculous fantasy elements of the PoTC films, it was much easier to digest, as much of it is silliness without all the “monsters”. I actually really disliked Pirates 2 and 3 because they really spent too much time with Johnny Depp’s character. The first one was good because no ONE character of the three main characters had more screen time. Once they put all the focus on Depp and bigger (but not necessarily better) special effects, it just became a vehicle for nonsense (and they completely screwed up Elizabeth and Wills story). I was reluctant on Pirates 4, but found it wasn’t bad (I think Ian McShane saves that one). And the 5th one felt a lot like the first one to me, so I actually enjoyed that one.

Personally, I think even TV shows get boring after 3 seasons (US seasons of 24 episodes, that is). That’s the one thing I like about BBC shows, or cable, is that the seasons are much shorter. But even after 4-5 seasons of the shorter runs starts to become redundant and boring.

Hollywood today is more irritating than ever now, and not just because of the lack of creativity. Very few movies catch my interest anymore when i used to go to the movies pretty much every week. I have/had over 5000 DVDs. Hollywood started going downhill in the 90s, and now it’s so far down the cesspool of regurgitated remakes and reimaginings most new movies have become unwatchable. They’re so busy ramming their socio-economic PC agenda crap down our throats, or trying to razzle dazzle the low-attention span audience with special effects, they’ve mostly forgotten how to tell a good story. I miss John Huston, William Wyler, Alfred Hitchcock, Preston Sturgis, etc. Those were directors who knew how to tell a story.

You're right there,

What does annoy me is that some gems get picked up by Netflix so terrestrial channels don't get a look in till well after the show has gone beyond a season length that interests me or they get cancelled. A lot of shows that do hit terrestrial get dropped before new seasons come out, which happened to Lost and then The Walking Dead.

I'm currently watching The Invaders, one of the best 60's shows on US TV ever. They don't make them like that anymore!

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The dawn of the Digital Age seems to coincide with the decline of quality content coming out of Hollywood...  


I never expect much from sequels - which is not to sound cynical, but the fact being that they are generally repetitive in nature.  

Even if the original film were well done; sequels will be, necessarily, inherently, comparatively, considerably less original - and likely tainted by itchy-palmed executives apt to regard foremost those elements determined to have made the original film successful - with a subsequent directive to double-down on such (rendering sequels unlikely to be anything other than redundant).

But not everyone seems to mind the repetition, perhaps especially where and when it were so fondly found the first time around...  However, I’d say that inspiration is permanently altered by reaction - and typically so beyond any fair recognition of the original work; it may be difficult for some to admit that what remains is often mere incontrovertible nostalgia…


Worse yet than certain-to-disappoint sequels, in my opinion, are prequels.  With perhaps a few exceptions, these disjointed productions tend to be so incoherently cobbled that they may have had a snowball’s chance at worth if presented as entirely separate from their fosters, rather than attached by some tenuous or anomalous plot element prone to fail under even the most cursory of logic.  In general, prequels seem to be no more than shameful attempts to transform the successful singular into a franchise.


I don’t believe that any of the films mentioned in this thread were independent productions, which is to say that the mega-studios of Hollywood have a relatively new form of competition in the current era.  

Cinema has been suddenly challenged by amateurs with phone cams and “found footage” fodder for the masses, available at practically no cost.  This means that the big-budget productions may be scrambling and squandering expenses simply to distinguish themselves; quality seems to have been lately downgraded to a tertiary consideration, substantial only after the prospects of profit and popularity, if at all.  


Nevertheless, on an optimistic note, it is always only culturally environmental, and will therefore inevitably progress into whatever will be next in the cycle.  I suspect that Hollywood will eventually find a foothold in this shifting landscape, from which they may recover.  

In the interim, I will endeavor to understand that their position is likely one of desperation among chaos, and try not to judge any of the individual talents thereof that may have all but gone into survival mode.  

But the course will most naturally adjust, and all these matters ought to improve with time…  



PS:  Jack Sparrow still seems unnecessarily, and inexplicably, prissy…  



PPS: On an entirely irrelevant note…   Wink

Does anyone know if this Geena Sculpt would be compatible with a Phicen body?

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PureEnergy wrote:anyone know if this Geena Sculpt would be compatible with a Phicen body?

It would more than likely work if the color match was good. I've found most female heads fit (some with more modification of the inner neck connector than others, but that's nothing that a Dremel or blu-tac can't take care of.


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PureEnergy wrote:anyone know if this Geena Sculpt would be compatible with a Phicen body?

It would more than likely work if the color match was good. I've found most female heads fit (some with more modification of the inner neck connector than others, but that's nothing that a Dremel or blu-tac can't take care of.


That’s a mighty big “if” there, sir…  

I recently dropped a Grant on a beautiful Jessica Alba which required rather heavy Dremel modification - but it’s the skin tone that continues to be ultimately problematic.  She’s one of several decent Sculpts that I can’t use due to the offset coloration…    

I appreciate the response, though, Stryker.  Thank you!

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Yeah, unfortunately, the skin tone match is the biggest problem with the seamless bodies. Jiaou Doll has tried a little more than TBLeague has, with more color choices in their bodies, but it’s still a crap shoot. I have at least ten female heads that I haven’t found a suitable (to me) match for a body as far as color goes. Then there’s propper body proportions (bust, curves, height, musculature).


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Stryker2011 wrote:Yeah, unfortunately, the skin tone match is the biggest problem with the seamless bodies. Jiaou Doll has tried a little more than TBLeague has, with more color choices in their bodies, but it’s still a crap shoot. I have at least ten female heads that I haven’t found a suitable (to me) match for a body as far as color goes. Then there’s proper body proportions (bust, curves, height, musculature).

Ugh...

Please don’t get me started on that particular gaping hole in the market…  I’m so tired of “shooting” at “crap” with regard to matching Head Sculpts.  If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times - probably just in the past month: TBLeague is sitting on the solution…

I recently tried a Jiaou Doll and there are pros and cons, comparatively; I’d still prefer to see Phicen / TBLeague Head Sculpts produced for their own bodies - guaranteed to fit in terms of skin tones and equally in proportion...  

It’s simplicity, it’s sensibility, it’s appropriateness…  However, when we face the facts; someone, somewhere, would simply prefer that you continue buying more and more Head Sculpts for which you may never have any use…  

Cui bono?


Anyway, I dare say that Geena’s worth the gamble, LOL - so I suppose that I’ll just stay stuck on stupid…

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PureEnergy wrote:The dawn of the Digital Age seems to coincide with the decline of quality content coming out of Hollywood...  


I never expect much from sequels - which is not to sound cynical, but the fact being that they are generally repetitive in nature.  

Even if the original film were well done; sequels will be, necessarily, inherently, comparatively, considerably less original - and likely tainted by itchy-palmed executives apt to regard foremost those elements determined to have made the original film successful - with a subsequent directive to double-down on such (rendering sequels unlikely to be anything other than redundant).

But not everyone seems to mind the repetition, perhaps especially where and when it were so fondly found the first time around...  However, I’d say that inspiration is permanently altered by reaction - and typically so beyond any fair recognition of the original work; it may be difficult for some to admit that what remains is often mere incontrovertible nostalgia…


Worse yet than certain-to-disappoint sequels, in my opinion, are prequels.  With perhaps a few exceptions, these disjointed productions tend to be so incoherently cobbled that they may have had a snowball’s chance at worth if presented as entirely separate from their fosters, rather than attached by some tenuous or anomalous plot element prone to fail under even the most cursory of logic.  In general, prequels seem to be no more than shameful attempts to transform the successful singular into a franchise.


I don’t believe that any of the films mentioned in this thread were independent productions, which is to say that the mega-studios of Hollywood have a relatively new form of competition in the current era.  

Cinema has been suddenly challenged by amateurs with phone cams and “found footage” fodder for the masses, available at practically no cost.  This means that the big-budget productions may be scrambling and squandering expenses simply to distinguish themselves; quality seems to have been lately downgraded to a tertiary consideration, substantial only after the prospects of profit and popularity, if at all.  


Nevertheless, on an optimistic note, it is always only culturally environmental, and will therefore inevitably progress into whatever will be next in the cycle.  I suspect that Hollywood will eventually find a foothold in this shifting landscape, from which they may recover.  

In the interim, I will endeavor to understand that their position is likely one of desperation among chaos, and try not to judge any of the individual talents thereof that may have all but gone into survival mode.  

But the course will most naturally adjust, and all these matters ought to improve with time…  



PS:  Jack Sparrow still seems unnecessarily, and inexplicably, prissy…  



PPS: On an entirely irrelevant note…   Wink

Does anyone know if this Geena Sculpt would be compatible with a Phicen body?

Prequels, ouch,

Ridley Scott acts like he gave birth to the Alien franchise and it's his to do with as he pleases. Wrong, it was the brainchild of Dan O'Bannon and Ron Shusett, he was merely hired as a director. His bungling around with prequels that have nothing to do with Alien is killing that franchise. We are still no nearer to knowing who or what set off that beacon that led the Nostromo to LV-426 or what they were doing here.

Neill Blomkamp's project showed promise, but, it will never get made thanks to Mr Scott.

Anyway, I suspect Geena won't be too hard to come by as I don't think many of the units that come out will get sold.

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shovelchop81 wrote:I suffer from chronic depression so I only need movies to take me away from my perceived reality (obviously distorted due to depression, lack of endorphins) and inspire me to build figures which is why I am a sci-fi and fantasy fan mostly but love historical stuff too, mostly ancient and classic.


Well, I’d not have guessed that, Chop; you’ve a bright light, and your humor always seems refreshingly genuine.  I trust that you are adequately coping and can typically enjoy yourself as much as we enjoy you, sincerely.

Appreciation for escapism is certainly not limited to those with your condition, and I suspect that we all need it, to one degree or another.  While a chemical imbalance such as that which you’ve described is an altogether different animal than anyone’s ordinary episode of sadness or self-doubt; being human, it takes but a fair measure of empathy in order to understand, and I truly admire your fortitude.  


The moment is a naturally fleeting thing; all too often, it passes without reflection for most - but not quite so for you, I’d imagine.  I do not at all dismiss your struggles, however, I must also see you as perhaps exceptionally gifted - in that you are that much less likely to take a single smile for granted...  

Smile

Very sympathetic and wise words there PE thank you!!! It's hit or miss with the just coping or enjoying on a day to day basis... Wink

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Rogerbee wrote:Prequels, ouch,

Ridley Scott acts like he gave birth to the Alien franchise and it's his to do with as he pleases. Wrong, it was the brainchild of Dan O'Bannon and Ron Shusett, he was merely hired as a director. His bungling around with prequels that have nothing to do with Alien is killing that franchise. We are still no nearer to knowing who or what set off that beacon that led the Nostromo to LV-426 or what they were doing here.

Neill Blomkamp's project showed promise, but, it will never get made thanks to Mr Scott.

Anyway, I suspect Geena won't be too hard to come by as I don't think many of the units that come out will get sold.

CHEERS!


I really enjoyed the first two Alien films, but that were sufficient for me.  Well before it had been combined with Predator, I’d already felt rather Gigered out - and the latter actually lost me when it lost Arnold.

I can appreciate many such films strictly for their potential entertainment value; there are certainly far more banal ways in which one can waste 90 minutes…  


As I have said here, however, everything seems to be taking place during a shift with regard to current technology.  All that which Lucasfilm had been able to accomplish with miniatures is now typically generated via CG, green screen projection and performance capture.  The times are changing, and we’re within that very fluid moment as we speak…
 

It seems that everything is currently on the wheel - and Hollywood has always been somewhat enslaved to the revolutions of such.  I suppose that it’s the Cultural Product vs. Cultural Project argument; does one beget the other - and if so, in what order?  Or are they both equally legitimate forces?  

I have my own opinion, but it is rather that question, most in particular, that has become a glaring one with regard to the tech; consider, for instance, the real-time effects and instantaneous ramifications of what used to have to travel turtle-back by word-of-mouth.  In many ways, we, of a certain generational range, are still thinking in slow-motion.  

But my point had been this: “here” is not where we were yesterday, and will not be where we are tomorrow - and our ability to triangulate our present position is skewed by subjective relativity; all that we can really do is to note some apparent trajectory; however, keeping in mind that any accuracy regarding such calculations will be temporary at best - and therefore, where we are is ultimately indiscernible…  

Because one cannot step into the same river twice, proverbially…

And because the fish in the water has no vantage of perception for any actions ashore…  


While it sounds deep and difficult, it’s really rather simplistic: how could one ever say what the precise time is and be correct?  Meaning, upon the instance of perception - let alone the duration of communication - that moment has already passed…  


Again, the point that I had previously meant to make with regard to our perception of a current, apparent trajectory - that of Hollywood, specifically, and of film-making, in general - is necessarily skewed by the warp that is this early Digital Age…


(Anyone who has not lost the focus of this discussion truly deserves a badge, or something...)

LOL.


But please don’t blame me; I just came here for the Geena…  

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Depending on what state Stan Lee left his legacy in, we may see some changes to Hollywood again. Without his gentle hand on the tiller, it remains to be seen where the good ship Marvel will be heading. I'm hoping, much as I liked Stan, that we see a shift away from OTT comic book movies and go back to reality for a little while.

Bohemian Rhapsody has proved that there is still life in the biopics of the rich and famous. I'd like to see the life of say Bowie or Bolan on the big screen, maybe Janis Joplin too. Some dramatisations of real events wouldn't go amiss. A well made biopic about Monty would be great too. One that I'd kill to see would be a movie about the making of the 1933 King Kong, now there's a story worth telling!

Anything from that kind of movie would be welcome from Blitzway....

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Did you see Talon Edgerton is going to be playing Elton John in an upcoming biopic, Roger?


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Yes, there was a trailer for it when I saw Bohemian Rhapsody. It does look good.

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Stryker2011 wrote:Did you see Talon Edgerton is going to be playing Elton John in an upcoming biopic, Roger?


Rogerbee wrote:
Yes, there was a trailer for it when I saw Bohemian Rhapsody. It does look good.

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I love the tag line 'Based on real life fantasy!' Laughing

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